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03-12-2003 07:42 PM  14 years agoPost 1
jwooten

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My first attempt at anodizing a muffler. Not the best, but in another 10 year I will do it like a pro.

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03-12-2003 07:45 PM  14 years agoPost 2
FinnDave

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Looking good! Be interesting to see how it stands up to heat and fuel.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-12-2003 07:54 PM  14 years agoPost 3
aeromorris

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Looks Good! I'd be interested to know what technique you used. I saw one method on the web that used acid, rit dye, and an automobile battery charger. Looked kinda dangerous but definitely doable.
-J

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03-12-2003 08:05 PM  14 years agoPost 4
mrNoodles

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Looks really cool!

Think of it, a Freya with lots of Hirobo blue anodized upgrades, and blue anodized muffler along with it

As cool as possible!

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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03-12-2003 08:15 PM  14 years agoPost 5
aeromorris

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MrNoodles,
My thoughts exactly!

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03-12-2003 08:48 PM  14 years agoPost 6
jwooten

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Dave, I am wondering the same thing myself. The dye is just food coloring. It might change color. I don’t think it will wash off. I will start finding out this weekend, weather permitting.

The technique is very similar to the one on the Internet. I used food coloring because I had it. Be careful with the acid. It won’t instantly burn you, but it will make interesting holes in your clothing.

Imagine a Raptor 60 with anodized side frames and matching tail boom and muffler. I have a little more experimenting to do before I get there.

Jimmy

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03-12-2003 08:52 PM  14 years agoPost 7
rockcrawler

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Covington Wa

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Looks good.
My new quick 15 is all aluminum ecept for the main grips.
I would love to color it.
Check out my gallery for pics.
Oh and how did you do it?
LinK?

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03-12-2003 09:24 PM  14 years agoPost 8
jwooten

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Rockcrawler, You have a winner. Your big problem is most of that is probably clear anodized. You would have to strip it first, then buff it before you could anodize it. I might be wrong. I would be a lot of work, but think what they would say at the field. Here is a link that is very similar to the method I used. Ok my setup is not as pretty.

http://www.focuser.com/atm/anodize/anodize.html

From the test I have done, It is a problem to get the same color. Hopefully if you do everything at once, you will be close. Notice the dark band where the weld is located. I am still looking for a long skinny tank to do tailbooms.

Jimmy

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03-12-2003 09:40 PM  14 years agoPost 9
RCADDICT

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Jimmy

Looks good bud. Make sure you got it installed this weekend when you bring it to the field. We'll see how she holds up. I see lots of colorful helis in the not so distant future.

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03-12-2003 09:41 PM  14 years agoPost 10
rockcrawler

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Covington Wa

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Our family buissnes is gunsmithing, we already have the tanks
polishers, bead blasting cabnet, and a seperate building for blueing,
Looks like I will give it a shot.
We might even have a barrel tank for sale. ( for you r booms.)
I will check.

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03-12-2003 10:34 PM  14 years agoPost 11
jwooten

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You should be well setup. If you try it, do some scrap first. There is a certain amount of guesswork here. You can’t see it in the picture, but my fingerprint is on the end of the muffler.

Jimmy

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03-12-2003 10:44 PM  14 years agoPost 12
raptorchris

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LInk

Can you give me a link to the web site that tells how to do this. The metal frames on my R60 would look cool in color. Looks good. Hope it holds up well. Keep us posted.

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03-13-2003 03:01 AM  14 years agoPost 13
proptwister

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Here's one I found:

Might be worth a try??

Matthttp://www.warpig.com/paintball/technical/anodize.shtml

Matt

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03-13-2003 03:53 AM  14 years agoPost 14
Chuck Bole

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Tulsa Ok. U.S.A.

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anodizing

here's a site that has a article on it.
nevermind same as above

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03-13-2003 01:11 PM  14 years agoPost 15
jwooten

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I might want to make a point. The anodizing process magnifies any imperfections that are in the part. If your muffler has scratches on it and you anodize it, the scratches will become more visible and the scratches are also permanent. Polish it before you anodize.

Jimmy

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